Pot Should Be Legal

January 31, 2010
By , gibsonia, PA
My view on drugs has definetly changed over the past year. I think marijuana should be legal. Why? Because I don't think it's that dangerous of a drug. It slows down your body process and calms you down. As long as your in a safe place while your smoking it, not much will happen. Lets face it, well at least in my school, 7 out of 10 teens have tried pot. And the kids in my school aren't stupid kids mmost of them get A's and B's. Personally i think the economy will go up if pot becomes legal. If we tax on pot, the government will make some money. A lot of high school and college will be willing to pay for pot. Look at Holland drugs are legal there and their country is a thriving country. I think pot should be legal for people 18 and older. People shouldn't be allowed to smoke pot and drive and should only be allowed to buy a certain amount a year. That is my view on pot.

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Jackie G. said...
Sept. 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm
i belive this is truee
corazon.de.cielo said...
May 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm
A year ago I would have completely agreed with you. But in the past few months I have seen so many of my cheerful, inspiring, and promising friends go the complete opposite after they began smoking pot. I miss who they used to be so much and it's heartbreaking to me what they are doing to their futures and to the people who surround them. I'm not saying that everyone who tries pot will immediately go "down the drain", but I've seen it enough to advocate against legallizing marijuana. When you sm... (more »)
*beautiful*spirit* This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm
Not to jump on the whole say-no-to -drugs-because-they-are-bad-and-you-don't-know-anything bandwagon, but I feel your opinion on the issue would make more of a statement if you had more facts or evidence included in your article. Also, a bit more length couldn't hurt.
Thoreau420 said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm

You do know that all the studies that show marinjuanna is bad for you were conducted incorrectly. They were conducted on chimps that were given gas masks and inhaled strictly marijuanna smoke with no oxygen for long periods of time. The lack of oxygen is what hurt them. This was known as the Rhesus Monkey Experiment.


Also, it's not true that you need more and more marijuanna to get high each time. One bowl will get a person high just about everytime. Good or bad weed. Yes... (more »)

LovelyIndian replied...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 9:37 am
tottaly truee..
Alicia S. said...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm
I see things totaly different in my veiw it shouldnt be legal. Maybe you havent done much research on it but "pot" slows down the process of your brain. like you sayed but by doing that it damages it. You say tryed it. Yes a lot of people have tryed it but that shouldnt give it a right to be legal. Most "Pot Heads" as some might say were in that same position they just "tryed it" but then the ygot adictted it became a game. why should the government alow someone to do something that would harm t... (more »)
jessicametts said...
May 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm
Pot is just another substance to worry about, why make more stress?
Purplefilly said...
May 2, 2011 at 3:05 am
No offence, but I COMPLETELY disagree with you. I have friends that are smoking weed because it "keeps them alive". Uh, no. And on top of that, at my school its 47% of sophmores, all of which are IDIOTS who need to get lives. If you want pot legalized, you should stop smoking it, then look back at it with some logic.
Thoreau420 replied...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:09 am
You aren't looking at it with logic. Realize, while you don't like it, others do, why should you restrict them? I hate when kids around me drink or do tobacco, but it's their choice. While you may not like it, it definatley should be legal, despite what you define as "having a life."
MetallixRose said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm
The only reason you're saying pot is good is becasue you are a pothead. go get a life. Pot does nothing but casue harm to the world. Pothead.
Aspiringauhor replied...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 8:37 am
Maybe this person isn't a "pothead," they just have strong opinions. We'll never know unless they tell us. :)
reaver said...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 1:34 pm
pot just makes you dumb by killing your brain cells
LovelyIndian replied...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 9:38 am
not true. if it does then why do they give it to cancer paitents???
reaver replied...
Jan. 12, 2012 at 10:12 am
they give it to them so that they will eat when you have cancer you dont want to eat so when there given pot they get the munches
Aspiringauhor said...
Jan. 12, 2011 at 11:39 am
My mom is a high school health teacher. I am not even going to begin to go into the details of how bad marijuana is for you. It may take away your worries at the time, but after that... I appreciate you contributing your opinion, but this time, your opinion is simply a way to get attention, be it negative or positive. If marijuana were legal, our economy might get better, but would our health? Ask yourself which really matters.
Jordan901278 replied...
Feb. 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm
No, please, I want you to go into explicit detail of why marijuana is harmful to me.
Thoreau420 replied...
Jul. 7, 2011 at 9:10 am
Yes, please preach the ignorance of Reefer Madness.
Aspiringauhor replied...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 4:36 pm
I really don't feel like dealing with immature people who seem as if they want to spend their life adrift in a cloud, and/or finish high school with terrible grades because they were busy using an illegal substance. You do know that the primary concern about marijuana is that it's a gateway drug? That means that using it could lead to teens using other, more dangerous drugs. If you reply to this, I will not be replying in turn, because as I said before, I don't want to waste time arguing with pe... (more »)
Thoreau420 replied...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm
Don't care, still gonna educate. The gateway drug theory has no scientific evidence behind it, and in fact it's disproved through Amsterdam's partial legalization of marijuana. When pot smokers went up, crack heads and heroin addicts went down. The reason it's considered a "gateway drug" is because most dealers try to push other drugs they have on their weed buyers to get more money.
curtis replied...
Dec. 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm
I graduated as the salutatorian from my high school, and as an Ontario scholar (85% grades or higher) and smoked weed every day.  I got into one of the most difficult first year programmes in canada, and was successful...while smoking pot every day.  I got into a summer creative writing programme at Columbia University, an ivy league school...while smoking pot everyday.  While her points arent well supported there is plenty of evidence to suggest that legalization of pot is benefi... (more »)
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